A funeral is planned for this weekend for a 22-year-old Palatine native who died in a California motorcycle crash.
Alexander Mackenzie Williams, a Fremd High School graduate, was killed in a two-vehicle crash July 20 near the Del Mar Fairgrounds, located about a half-hour north of San Diego. Authorities say Williams was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his motorcycle and swerved into oncoming traffic, according to media reports.
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Williams was thrown from the motorcycle and landed under the front end of a stopped car, reports said.
Williams, who had been living in Escondido, Calif., was a member of Fremd's auto club and had a passion for working on cars, according to his obituary.
Known to family and friends as Mac, he "could frequently be seen in town driving his beloved two-tone cream-and -tan 1980 Camaro," the obituary states.
Williams also played trumpet in the school band and was a big White Sox fan.
He was recently promoted to front desk supervisor at L'Auberge Del Mar Hotel.
Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway in Palatine. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.